Hamna graduated in journalism from SZABIST in Karachi, with a gold medal – an achievement she is particularly proud of. She currently works as a freelance journalist and writes about human rights, politics and culture, aiming to bring progressive voices to the fore in mainstream Pakistani media.
She has interned at two leading Pakistani news channels (Geo News and Express News) and worked for a digital newsroom, SAMAA Digital, as a sub-editor. During a nine-month stint as associate editor at lifestyle publication Runway Pakistan she covered lifestyle and sports.
Hamna was selected as a DICE Young Storymaker in 2019/20.
A collaboration between enterprise support organisations in the UK and Pakistan is developing new ways to support ambitious Pakistani start-ups to take their next steps. Our Young Storymaker, Hamna Iqbal, reports.
Thousands of Pakistani women qualify as doctors every year, but half of them quit after marriage and children. Telemedicine social enterprise Sehat Kahani gets them back to work to offer healthcare to the poorest communities.
After years of being turned away from Karachi’s best beauty salons, transgender woman Bebo Haider started her own – and her doors are open to everyone. Our DICE Young Storymaker reports on an enterprise supporting a sidelined community.